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28-04-2011, 07:40 AM (This post was last modified: 28-04-2011 10:37 AM by Thammuz.)
First they came...
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.


Martin Niemöller


One of my favorite poems. It summarizes what apathy and inactivity can do. That same inactivity is what gives rise to today's extremism in my opinion. We, the intellectual atheists, aren't doing enough to prevent the cancer of religion from deeply spreading in al political organs.

I just wonder, what can we do? what should we do?

"Infinitus est numerus stultorum." (The number of fools is infinite)
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First they came... - Thammuz - 28-04-2011 07:40 AM
RE: First they came... - Observer - 28-04-2011, 07:45 AM
RE: First they came... - Green - 28-04-2011, 07:53 PM
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